How Did Women Shape the Discourse and Further Interracial Cooperation in the Worldwide Mass Movement to "Free the Scottsboro Boys"?
1. See, for example, Robin D.G. Kelley's Encyclopedia of the American Left article, "Scottsboro Case," reprinted elsewhere in this project.
2. Christine Stansell, City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987), p. xiii.
3. Robin D. G. Kelley, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990), pp. 16, 240, footnote 13.
4. Kelley suggests that the move to Birmingham was a ruse, appearing on the masthead while the publication continued to be published in Chattanooga. See Kelley, Hammer and Hoe, p. 16.
5. For a good sampling of Mary Heaton Vorse's journalism, and an excellent introduction to her life and work, see Dee Garrison, ed., Rebel Pen: The Writings of Mary Heaton Vorse (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985). For other examples of Vorse's writing, see her treatment of the Lawrence Strike and of the 1915 Women's Peace Conference in Amsterdam, on this site.
6. Dee Garrison, Mary Heaton Vorse: The Life of an American Insurgent (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989), p. x.
7. For a thorough treatment of this second notable example of racial injustice in the Depression-era South, see Charles H. Martin, The Angelo Herndon Case and Southern Justice (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1976).
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